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The Children of the Mist by Jenny Brigalow (ARC Review)

Release date: October 2013

Publisher: Escape Publishing

Number of pages: Unknown

My rating: 1/5

Please note that I did not finish this book. My review and rating are for the first 26% of this ONLY.

Note: this review contains a lot of swearing and anger. If you are the author, a friend of the author, or are sensitive to swearing, please proceed with caution.

This is the second worst book I have ever read in my entire life (after Save the Pearls). Not only do the characterisation, plot, and writing fail, this book also went on to make me upset. Really upset.

It has the most offensive line I have ever read.
But let’s start with the usual stuff, anyway.
The Children of the Mist is a bullshit book about a girl called Morven (no, that is not a typo) who is a vampire. She has a werewolf friend called Zest (again, not a typo), who is a werewolf.
Yeah, vampires and werewolves. We have we heard of that before?
I didn’t get far enough into the book to get to the real plot, but at 26% into it, one expect…

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Geneveive Tucholke (Review)

Release date: 15th August 2013

Publisher: Dial

Number of pages: 360

My rating: 2/5

What promises to be an engaging, compelling, and original read soon turns into a nonsensical book full of insta-love, dickhead characters, and a severe lack of common sense.

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea is about two kids who decide to make a little extra cash by renting out their mansion’s guesthouse. It is soon rented out by River, a mysterious stranger with a special ability. Violet falls head over heels in love with River (*puke*) and strange things begin happening around their little town.

Violet is truly a bland character, who seems to lose half of her brain cells when she meets River. River lies to her, uses special abilities on her loved ones, and harms many people. Yet, she still falls hopelessly in love with him. Violet, in the future, please refrain from falling in love with a lying dickhead and likely psychopath. Even if he is really hot and is good at everything he does. Seriously. Just…